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Guns Are Now More Likely To Kill Americans Than Car Accidents

Americans are more likely to die from guns than cars, according to data gathered by the Centers for Disease Control.

01/14/2015

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

01/14/2015

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GRAPHIC: Top Bay Area Counties With The Most Illegal Wood Burning Complaints

As the Bay Area is on track to meet last year’s record of 11 Spare the Air days in a row, neighbors are complaining more than last year about alleged wood burning offenders.

01/08/2015

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9 Sickened With Measles After December Disneyland Visits, Including Alameda Co. Resident

An Alameda County resident contracted measles after visiting a theme park in Southern California last month, public health officials announced on Wednesday.

01/07/2015

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Narsai David: Experimenting With Freekeh

The old grain is typically enjoyed in countries in the Middle East, but is gaining popularity in kitchens in the U.S.

01/02/2015

Tully Road homeless encampment in San Jose (photo credit: Matt Bigler)

Santa Clara Co. Health Care Workers Seek Homeless Who Refuse Shelter To Bring Them Blankets, Supplies

There’s a push to get Santa Clara County’s homeless in from the below-freezing cold. Health care workers are working to bring warm clothing, blankets and supplies to those who refuse to seek adequate shelter.

12/31/2014

An exterior view of Candlestick Park before the game between the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers on December 23, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  It is the last regular season game at the stadium.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty  Images)

Bayview District Residents Fear Health Risks From Candlestick Park’s Possible Implosion

Some people in San Francisco’s Bayview District are worried about potential health effects from the tear down of Candlestick Park.

12/23/2014

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FDA Favors Dropping 31-Year-Old Ban On Gay Blood Donations

Federal health officials are recommending an end to the nation’s lifetime ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men, a 31-year-old policy that many medical groups and gay activists say is no longer justified.

12/23/2014

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KPIX News Special: California’s Green Rush, The Business Of Marijuana In The Golden State

KPIX 5 News’ in-depth look at the marijuana business in California since it became the first state to legalize the use of medical pot 17 years ago.

12/20/2014

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Bake And Bend: San Francisco Yoga Class Adds Pot To Practice

Ganja Yoga in San Francisco offers students the chance to blend marijuana with their stretching and relaxation practice.

12/17/2014

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